Primary Care Clinic - Raven Song Community Health Centre

?Provides primary health care to residents of Vancouver who do not have a primary physician and who have challenges accessing traditional health care services. Primary care provides services only to specific populations - not for general access. Priority is given to individuals who are living with complex psychosocial and clinical needs, who are vulnerable and underserved, and who require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. Screening for access to services will be completed by clinic staff at first visit.

Services are provided by a team that may include doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, and social workers. Primary care health services include: medical exams; wound care; disease prevention; diagnosis; immunization for adults; information, treatment and prevention for sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and hepatitis; TB testing and care. 

The clinic also provides addictions services including opiate agonist therapy (methadone/Suboxone) initiation and maintenance; needle exchange (clean needles and other harm reduction equipment/supplies) plus support in seeking detox, recovery houses and treatment centres. Counsellors provide short-term individual counselling, as well as groups that address both mental health and addiction issues and referrals to other community resources and education. 

Other services offered at the center include a respiratory (lung) therapist, nutritionist, and shared care with psychiatry and internal medicine. 

Specialty area(s) include:

  • Hepatitis C program: offers monitoring and treatment of hepatitis C and a hepatitis C group.

  • Trans Specialty Care program: offers hormone readiness assessments and initiation; injection teaching and supplies; surgical planning, referrals, and care; short-term counselling; assistance with changing identification. For more information please visit the Trans Specialty Care program listing in our directory.

Raven Song Community Health Centre

2450 Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 4T7
Phone: (604) 709-6400 - Switchboard
(604) 872-7984 - Business line
Fax: (604) 879-9173

Hours of operation

?Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Statutory holidays: 10 a.m - 6 p.m. 

The switchboard is open until 4:30 p.m.

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